Who am I?
I’ve really been creating my entire life.
A maker at heart, I studied fashion and architecture. My 2 loves.
After graduating with degrees in Fine Arts and Interior Architecture from RISD, I started my career as an interior architect 30 yrs ago and then launched a custom foam furniture, furnishing and lighting collection at ICFF, NYC in 2001.
Since I can remember, I've always been drawn to the sense of touch!
I remember moments in childhood when I was drawn to touch fabrics to connect and witnessing my dad as a builder and my mom as a painter, I saw the connection between how variables could come together. 
My custom textiles tell stories through texture, light and time.
They really journal my life as an artist as to what I'm feeling and where I'm situated.
Since 2003 I've been custom molding sheets of surface textures intended to:
 "Draw the Eye in to Feel and the Hand to Touch!" 
I began translating these textural surface panels into home furnishings as well as incorporating my love for fashion particularly because the materiality spoke to a weightlessness and texture that would lend very well to the integrity of protection.
Bags, carrying objects seemed the obvious choice for the iteration of my materials.
Since 2006 I’ve designed, produced and launched custom textiles for bags and home furnishings that reflect my life through materiality integrity, content, pattern and surface texture.
I am so proud of my latest AV custom molded textiles and bag collection.
This material surface pattern is truly self reflective.
The AV monogram and integrity of material speaks to what I am.
Being a vegan, I chose the latest innovation in alternative leathers.
This Collection was Inspired By:
 Premium Cactus bio-based vegan leather is one of the most durably used skin byproducts for plant based leathers.
 The luxurious feel of this leather, custom molded into the AV surface texture, embodied in classically designed sculptural shapes is meticulously handcrafted with custom hardware and lining in a cohesive collection for woman and men.
Fact: Animal agriculture is the leading cause of climate change, among 1/3 of the water on the planet and 45% of land usage not to mention that the tanning process uses chemical compounds.